Exam Reflection Questions-

  1. Question 1: One of the most significant comments that a fellow student has made, was by Alexander Westerlund on the Death of the American Dream. He said “Today in society everyone has it so good coming into this world, the advancements in technology are blinding that nobody really knows how to be social anymore and have the urge to be the best that they can be. Back in mid to late 1900s there was no social media to be able to see the celebrities lifestyles that everyone so craves. I think that now everyone sees the good lifestyles from popular people they see it from them but not them selves and its just tearing everyone down. But the thing is people don’t even realize it. Anyone can do anything they want to if they apply themselves…” I really like this comment because it’s so real and a breathe of fresh air I am so glad that I am not the only one that feels this way.
  2. The most significant thing I have learned during this course is that our economic system is changing and that it is destroying certain aspects of life that we used to cherish. I also learned that the american dream is indeed deteriorating. I also learned that the economic curve is changing and the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting more poor, while the middle class is slowly ceasing to exist.
  3. Over the next 10 to 20 years the biggest challenge I see society facing is corporations trying to rule over the government, and corporations buying out their competitors to build monopolies. The system needs to change by regulating how much companies can actually charge people for certain services. We need to create a healthy competition market again where competitors are not doing predatory pricing and then driving there competitors out of competition and then buying them out.

Research Project Post

---Originally published by Julia at ECON 260 Comp Econ Systems – Spring 2017 – Julia Voshell

My research project post-     The book “The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. is the book I chose for this project. The book’s ISBN is  978-1-62656-674-3, its genre is Current Affairs. I’ll post links to the authors and publishers websites below.   The book …

Blog Post #3- Greed

---Originally published by Julia at ECON 260 Comp Econ Systems – Spring 2017 – Julia Voshell

The corporations and greed have destroyed the care and kindness of the world. Let’s talk real life. We pay outrageous amounts of money to corporations for services we can live without. A cell phone, internet, cable television, we can live without these things. The corporations are getting greedier and greedier and for what? So that …

Blog Post #2

---Originally published by Julia at ECON 260 Comp Econ Systems – Spring 2017 – Julia Voshell

The author describes how ” everything he was doing in Indonesia was more like a game than reality. It was as though we were playing a game of poker. We kept out cards hidden. We could not trust each other or count on the reliability of the information we shared.”  This quote from the book, …

Is this the way of the world today?

---Originally published by Julia at ECON 260 Comp Econ Systems – Spring 2017 – Julia Voshell

The book I am reading for this economics class is The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. As I am reading this book I pause to wonder if these ways of cheating, secrecy, lies, manipulation, and cover up, are the ways the united states government runs things today to stay under …

Hello my name is Julia….

Hello my name is Julia. I am working towards a nursing degree, and a photography degree. I am taking this class because well it fulfills a prerequisite class for me and I did not really know what to take, so my brother suggested economics. He said it would be useful information for me to know. I’m honestly a little intimidated by this class, I know very little about economics, just the basics from my high school course. I would like to be able to gain knowledge on healthcare, and global economic systems.